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Everybody Wants to Go to Heaven–But Nobody Wants to Die

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‘And this house will become a heap of ruins. Everyone passing by it will be astonished and will hiss, and they will say, ‘Why has the LORD done thus to this land and to this house?’ ~ I Kings 9:8


  • Do you think it is mere ‘coincidence’ that the Colemans are back home in Tennessee when reading this story from Knoxville?: ‘A man says he was so consumed by the spirit of God that he fell and hit his head while at a Knoxville church.  Now he wants Lakewind Church to pay $2.5 million for medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering he says he’s endured from his injuries.’ 


  • Still think steroids don’t affect sports?  Watch what happened at the All Drug Olympics. 




The men that worked for England

They have their graves at home:

And birds and bees of England

About the cross can roam.


But they that fought for England,

Following a falling star,

Alas, alas for England

They have their graves afar.


And they that rule in England,

In stately conclave met,

Alas, alas for England

They have no graves as yet.   ~ G. K. Chesterton, Elegy in a Country Churchyard




  • The Vendeans fought on their home soil on behalf of their kinfolk, their neighbors, and those with whom they shared a religious communion. This is true patriotism, whether or not one approves of it.’ 




  • I don’t know where these guys get the audacity to take our money, taxpayer money, and buy stock in Fannie Mae,” Rogers, 65, said in an interview from Singapore. “So we’re going to bail out everybody else in the world. And it ruins the Federal Reserve’s balance sheet and it makes the dollar more vulnerable and it increases inflation“.’ 




  • John McCain’s brand of ‘patriotism’: ‘Patriotism is deeper than its symbolic expressions, than sentiments about place and kinship that move us to hold our hands over our hearts during the national anthem. It is putting the country first, before party or personal ambition, before anything.’




  • In other news, I hear that McCain is having a telephone machine installed in his horseless carriage any day now: ‘Senator John McCain, the Republican presidential candidate, has admitted that he never uses email and that his staff has to show him websites because he is only just “learning to get online myself”.’  




  • In the I Can’t Understand Why They Don’t Like Us Report: ‘[Presidential Candidate John] McCain, who once sang in jest about bombing Iran, on Tuesday reacted to a report of rising U.S. cigarette exports to the Islamic Republic by saying it may be “a way of killing ’em.”’ 


  • McCain and Obama recently flew to California to speak to the national gathering of The Race.   


  •  A common thread amongst those most publicly hostile to the visible church is the charge of hypocrisy.  A great deal of their ire is the result of their ignorance or misunderstanding of true doctrine; however, such a charge is, sadly, often right on the mark.  That is why it is so very important for professing Christians to keep themselves at heel and bear in mind that the world is watching.  Don’t just talk the talk—walk the walk.  Still, if I woke up to-morrow with my head sewn to the carpet, I could not be more surprised than I am by this article insinuating that John Lennon was a follower of Christ.


Way up on old Linville Mountain

Where the bear and the catamount reign
A strange ghostly light appears every night
Which no scientist or hunter can explain.

In the days of the old covered wagon
When they camped on the flats for the night
With the moon shinin’ dim o’er the old canyon rim
They watched for that brown mountain light.



High on the mountain
And down in the valley below
It shines like the crown of an angel
And fades as the mists come and goWay over yonder
Night after night until dawn
A faithful old slave comes back from the grave
Is searching for his master who’s long gone.

Many years ago a southern planter
Came huntin’ in this wide world alone
Then so they say the hunter lost his way
And never returned to his home.

His trusting ol’ slave brought a lantern
And searched but in vain day and night
Now the ol’ slave is gone
but his spirit lingers on 

And the lantern it still casts it’s light.  ~  The Hillmen, Brown Mountain Light









  • ‘During its recent meeting in San Jose, California, the highest governing body of the PCUSA [Presbyterian Church in the United States of America) voted in favor of a proposal that would allow for the ordination of non-celibate homosexual men and women. The General Assembly also initiated a process to revise the Heidelberg Catechism to delete the Bible’s prohibition against homosexuality.’ … The Executive Director of the Presbyterian Lay Committee said, ‘Some churches and presbyteries are looking for ways to get out of the denomination.’  (Uh, do you think?) 




  • My premise is that the U.S. economy is going to collapse, that this process has already begun, and will run its course over a decade or more, with ups and downs here and there, but a consistent overall downward direction. I neither prognosticate nor wish for such an outcome; I just happen to see it as very likely. Furthermore, I do not see it as altogether bad. There are some terrible aspects to the current state of affairs, and some wonderful aspects to the post-collapse environment. For example, the air will be much cleaner, there will be no traffic jams, and people will have plenty of time to devote to their children and to people within their immediate community. Wildlife will rebound. Local culture will make a comeback. People will get plenty of exercise walking around, carrying things, and performing manual labor. They will eat smaller and healthier diets. I could go on and on, but that is not the point.’ 









  • ‘Everybody wants to have a gun to stick legally in the belly of the other person, in order to force that person to pay his “fair share” — higher than the voter’s — to bail out the system, which is the joint product of (1) the central banks of several countries, (2) the United States Congress, (3) the present Presidential administration, (4) the fractional reserve banking system, and (5) tens of millions of American voters who demanded something for nothing and now face getting nothing for something.’  ~  Gary North 

Written by ninepoundhammer

July 15, 2008 at 11:59 am

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  1. sounds like your sort of people, per one of your links: “The Daily Reckoning is a freewheeling Web site for libertarians, gold bugs and doom enthusiasts of every stripe.” New York Times

    I have no idea what the pic from Scofield is, due to its illegibility. Must be the tin foil hat clouding your typing 😉


    July 15, 2008 at 11:34 pm

  2. I edited the Rapture diagram with the link to the original so that you can see it in greater detail. I think a reading of II Peter 3:10 is instructive, in that it indicates that when Jesus returns the earth will be destroyed, thus negating the idea that He will establish an earthly, temporal kingdom.


    July 16, 2008 at 6:34 am

  3. you lost me on the connection with that article to Scofield, is that because there isn’t a 10 nation pact?


    July 16, 2008 at 4:45 pm

  4. It was just a tongue-in-cheek reference to the Rapture folks who always say that the European Union will be the seat of the Anti-Christ, etc., ad nauseum…


    July 16, 2008 at 4:56 pm

  5. ah, i thought that was where you were going with that.


    July 17, 2008 at 7:39 pm

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